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, ted nugent's derogatory comments about president obama haven't hurt greg abbott's chances at being the next governor of texas. a new poll shows about abbott's got ooh big lead down there. let's check the "hardball" scoreboard. according to a new online poll from the texas tribune and the university of texas, abbott, the republican state attorney general, has an 11-point lead over state senator wendy davis. it's abbott, 47. ms. davis, 36. that raises the question why abbott felt the need to campaign with a ted nugent at his side. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] we'll cook all day today, but we're not staying in the kitchen. just start the slow cooker, add meat and pour in campbell's slow cooker sauce. by the time you get home, dinner is practically done. and absolutely delicious. everyone is cooking with new campbell's slow cooker sauces. >>> welcome back to "hardball." what happened at the white house after the country's governs met there with the president yesterday. it's been getting a loft attention, not all good for louisiana governor bobby jindal. in case you missed
, a conservative jurisdiction, so this is a very, very important decision. >> and greg abbott, the attorney general, who was also running for governor, issued a statement saying that texas would appeal this decision and ultimately he believed that this was going to end up in front of the u.s. supreme court. the u.s. supreme court has, of course, weighed in on same-sex marriage, but they haven't weighed in full throatedly. do you think this is going to end up at the supreme court? >> yes, i think it will because ultimately the federal courts in other areas will weigh in with different decisions. this is such an important national question that i think ultimately it will wend its way to the supreme court for final resolution. >> if the federal law is becoming more inclusive and the state laws are being struck down, what sort of legal options does that leave opponents of same-sex marriage? are laws like what's being proposed in arizona something of a work-around? >> well, yes, that arizona law i think is a blueprint to try to ban, you know, gay marriage and to permit discrimination against gay people.
's attorney general greg abbott, same ideology, same deal. he's the man who wants to replace rick perry in the state house. joining us now is kenji yoshina. thank you for being leer. >> it's great to be here. >> i want to talk to you about what happened in arizona, let me ask you first about what happened today with this district court ruling in texas. to be clear, there's the supreme court. and there's the circuit court and the district court. this is the third level down from the supreme court. how important is this ruling beyond just the question of texas couples and whether or not it may result in their marriages. >> i think very important. usually think of the district court being lowest on the tote empole so they can get overruled. one thing trial courts are given deference on are facts. what this judge did was synced himself to other courts from kansas to california and whatever. gay parents are just as good as straight parents. he cited other district court cases. he's creating a web or a net that it's going to be very hard for an appellate court or supreme court to supersede. >
'll face texas attorney general greg abbott. they are vying to replace rick perry who is not seeking re-election after 14 years in office. >>> current and former lawmakers are drawing on conservative philosophy to support gay marriage. the group submitted a brief to federal appeals court. they say allowing same-sex marriage is consistent with their values of freedom and liberty. their brief also draws on the words of president reagan and barry goldwater. >>> an abc news poll out this morning shows record support for gay marriage. 59% for it. 34% oppose it. 81% say businesses should not be allowed to refuse service to gays and lesbians based on religious belief. that's an issue hitting home after the arizona controversial proposal. >>> one person was killed and several others injured after a gas explosion at a town house complex near trenton, new jersey. about 30 families had to find a place to spend the night after their homes were damaged or destroyed in the blast. officials say a gas line damaged by a contractor exploded while utility cruise worked to repair it. >>> frightening moment
greg abbott in november. >>> and we have some video this morning of dramatic rescue in daytona beach, florida, after a minivan with three children inside drove into the atlantic ocean on tuesday. bystanders jumped into action carrying two of the children to the beach. waves made it difficult for rescuers to get to the third child. they eventually did and pulled the little one to safety. investigators aren't sure why the woman drove into the water. she is currently undergoing a mental evaluation, though. >>> well, if you needed any proof this morning it is generally not any good to get caught in the middle, especially in a hockey game. here it is from an avalanche/blackhawks game in chicago. some punches are thrown and one caught the game official in the face. he did go down, but got right back up, al, and put him into the fight and no penalty. >> no penalties there? >> which, i guess, you know, they're used to it in hockey. >> i thought that would've cost somebody. natalie, thank you. >> mr. rock ker? >> we're going to show this for two reasons. one, it's really cool. the other is i
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